Holi: The Festival of Colors

As the world becomes more intertwined, we have the tremendous opportunity to take part in celebrations that aren’t originally our own. Europeans didn’t traditionally celebrate Halloween; now they dress up as ghosts and witches every October 31st. The Chinese New Year Festival is hosted by many countries around the world. Mexicans and Mallorcans do yoga […]

Understanding and Perfecting Hipster Fashion

In recent years there has been much talk of the Hipster phenomenon. This trendy and alternative lifestyle that dates as far back as the 1940s has seen over the last decade a real spread globally, with an emphasis on fashion in certain communities. Nonconformity and anti-consumerism are the origins of this movement, an image which is […]

The Best of Italian Music at the Sanremo Music Festival

The 66th edition of the famous Sanremo Festival is upon us. This song contest and awards show is a competition between some of the best Italian musicians competing to win the Lion statuette, the most prestigious award for musicians and performers of Italian music. These five days of entertainment, culture, and music ends this Saturday, […]

Your Guide to the Venice Carnival 2016

The tradition of Carnival in Venice has ancient origins dating back to the 1290s. In the past, this giant public party allowed everyone to don masks and costumes, ensuring anonymity and allowing for a sort of leveling of social divisions. This year, the Carnival takes place from January 23th until February 9, featuring a calendar full of […]